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Someo-Capanna Alzasca-Cevio

Long Distance Hiking
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Two-day tour of the idyllic side valleys of the Vallemaggia. Tradition in an alpine landscape at alt. 1760 m.  
difficult
Distance 18.3 km
8:30 h
1,712 m
1,665 m
1,774 m
358 m

The route traverses a number of alps, where fresh cheese can be bought; other attractions include typical Vallemaggia rustici (simple stone houses) and vantage points. The path meanders deeper and deeper into the pristine Soladino valley, the colour of the vegetation changing the higher you go. The variety keeps you entertained during this long stretch.

Coming out of the wood, a wide green alp opens out and the Capanna Alzasca emerges, enthroned against an imposing mountain backdrop. The refuge is small and cosy, yet offers every luxury imaginable. It's attended from late May until mid-October (self-catering the rest of the year). Your reward for your exertions: the silence and the distant views.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,774 m
Lowest point
358 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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May
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Dec

Track types

Forested/wild trail 4.38%Path 91.55%Road 4.05%
Forested/wild trail
0.8 km
Path
16.8 km
Road
0.7 km
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Rest stops

Capanna d'Alzasca

Safety information

Sentieri Svizzeri - Escursioni sicure

Start

Someo
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'694'284E 1'126'862N
DD
46.286559, 8.662084
DMS
46°17'11.6"N 8°39'43.5"E
UTM
32T 473969 5125942
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Destination

Cevio

Turn-by-turn directions

Someo-Al Faèd-Aö Curzótt-Al Piègn da la Rotonda-Corte di Mezzo-Capanna Alzasca-Corte Nuovo-Costa di Fondo-Valle-Corte-Bola-Cevio

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

From Locarno railway station: bus 315 towards Cavergno, Paese. Alight at the bus stop Someo. Return from Cevio, Centro: Bus 315 towards Locarno Stazione. Alight at Locarno station. Further information:

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'694'284E 1'126'862N
DD
46.286559, 8.662084
DMS
46°17'11.6"N 8°39'43.5"E
UTM
32T 473969 5125942
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Equipment

  • Trekking backpack (approx. 50 liters) with rain cover
  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear, second pair of shoes / sandals if necessary
  • Adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers
  • Change of clothes
  • Telescope sticks
  • Sun and rain protection
  • Snacks and drinking water
  • First aid kit
  • Penknife
  • Mobile phone
  • Headlight
  • Maps
  • Travel documents
  • Toilet bag and travel towel, travel detergent and clothesline, camping equipment if necessary (tent, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, cooking equipment), hut equipment if necessary

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
18.3 km
Duration
8:30 h
Ascent
1,712 m
Descent
1,665 m
Highest point
1,774 m
Lowest point
358 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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  • 2 Stages
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 1: Someo-Capanna Alzasca
Map / Stage 1: Someo-Capanna Alzasca
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 8.7 km
Duration 3:53 h
Ascent 1,376 m
Descent 10 m

A hike that's worth every step. A voyage of discovery through the wild nature of the Soladino valley.

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
Long Distance Hiking · Ascona-Locarno
Stage 2: Capanna Alzasca-Cevio
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 9.6 km
Duration 3:32 h
Ascent 141 m
Descent 1,462 m

A cross-country tour through some marvellously quiet, pristine scenery.

from Mariano Berri,   Ascona-Locarno Tourism
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